6-3, 310 pounds
Lexington, N.C. (North Davidson)
Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina, Texas, FSU, Georgia
Tuttle put Tennessee in his top five in late June, joining Clemson, UNC, NC State and Miami in no particular order. UNC was long-considered to be the team to beat, but Tuttle committed to Tennessee on September 26th during an assembly at his high school. He took his official visit to Knoxville on the weekend of Dec. 6.
RTI Average: 4.5-stars
There are only a few D-tackles each year with the size and athleticism combination to be considered an elite prospect.
Tuttle fits that mold. Well over 300 pounds, he has enough size and strength to hold up at the point of attack. He also has enough of an explosive first step to be disruptive and cause problems in the backfield – a huge quality the Vols look for in their defensive linemen.
The possibility of landing him and pairing him with Kahlil McKenzie seemed like a dream scenario earlier in this recruiting cycle, but that’s become a reality for the Vols, in addition to several other quality defensive linemen in this class.